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The Biogeography of Host-Parasite Interactions

Edited By: Serge Morand and Boris R Krasnov
277 pages, 60 figs, tabs
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Biogeography has renewed its concepts and methods following important recent advances in phylogenetics, macroecology, and geographic information systems. In parallel, the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions has attracted the interests of numerous studies dealing with life-history traits evolution, community ecology and evolutionary epidemiology.

This book integrates these two fields, using examples from a variety of host-parasite associations in various regions, and across both ecological and evolutionary timescales. Besides a strong theoretical component, there is a bias towards applications, specifically in the fields of historical biogeography, palaeontology, phylogeography, landscape epidemiology, invasion biology, conservation biology, human evolution and health ecology. A particular emphasis concerns emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases linked to global changes.


Preface; INTRODUCTION; PART I HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY; 1. Beyond vicariance: integrating taxon pulses, ecological fitting and oscillation in evolution and historical biogeography; 2. Palaeogeography of parasites; 3. Phylogeography and historical biogeography of obligate specific mutualisms; 4. Biogeography, humans and their parasites; 5. The use of co-phylogeographic patterns to predict the nature of host-parasite interactions, and vice versa; PART II ECOLOGICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY AND MACROECOLOGY; 6. Marine parasite diversity and environmental gradients; 7. Parasite diversity and latitudinal gradients in terrestrial mammals; 8. Ecological properties of a parasite: species-specific stability and geographical variation; 9. Similarity and variability in parasite assemblages across geographical space; 10. Gap analysis and the geographical variation in our knowledge of parasites; PART III GEOGRAPHY OF INTERACTIVE POPULATIONS; 11. In the hosts' footsteps? Ecological niche modeling and its utility in predicting parasite distributions; 12. The geography of defence; 13. Evolutionary landscape epidemiology; PART IV INVASION, INSULARITY, AND INTERACTIONS; 14. The geography of host and parasite invasions; 15. Immune defence and invasion; 16. Infection, immunity, and island adaptation in birds; PART V APPLIED BIOGEOGRAPHY; 17. The geography and ecology of pathogen emergence; 18. When geography of health meets health ecology; CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES; Index

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Edited By: Serge Morand and Boris R Krasnov
277 pages, 60 figs, tabs
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